Launching at IAAPA Las Vegas, the ‘SkyFlyer’ is the revolutionary new tethered helium balloon produced by Lindstrand Technologies Ltd. The SkyFlyer offers customers the chance to view 360 degree scenery at a height of 120m all year round. The site size requirement for the SkyFlyer is only 12 metres diameter.
This balloon is like no other, the envelope is in the shape of an airship and has a gondola suspended below that can carry up to 16 passengers. This new balloon is attached to a ground winch that is positioned on a rotational platform. This allows the balloon to face the correct direction according to the wind pattern. The balloon can therefore fly in near gale force weather conditions up to wind speeds of 40 knots with a full passenger payload.
The SkyFlyer will offer a great new opportunity to theme parks, hotel resorts, water parks, beach fronts and many more locations.